The coronavirus pandemic is intensifying throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia by a number of procedures, although this week reveals enhancements in the variety of deaths and Northern Virginia's caseload.
In the area as a whole, new cases continue to trend upwards and hospitalizations are on the rise.
The metrics are not widely grim. D.C. has actually gone five days without a taped coronavirus death. Northern Virginia is faring better than other parts of the state.
In March, Northern Virginia led the commonwealth in terms of coronavirus spread and new infections. But now, Virginia's front line has shifted to the Hampton Roads location.
Sunday marks the 4th day in a row that D.C. has actually tape-recorded no deaths from the coronavirus. News4's Mark Segraves reports Mayor Muriel Bowser alerted locals to remain watchful.
In the recently, the higher Northern Virginia region increased by 1,354 cases while the rest of Virginia increased by 4,349 cases (this includes verified and possible cases because Virginia does not distinguish between them at the county level).
Still, Northern Virginia's leaders are exercising care.
“I think if any government authorities has discovered anything about the last 3 months, is that you never ever commemorate a triumph here due to the fact that this is not a sprint, it's a marathon,” Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson told News4.
The spike in the commonwealth could be connected to lifting constraints.
“There are more chances for individuals to pass the virus this summer. As we moved into Phase 3, it truly is a threat to everybody,” Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend stated.
What the Data Shows
The variety of brand-new cases being identified continues to trend up.
On Tuesday, reported cases in Maryland increased by 733, the largest single-day boost recorded in over a month.
If you look at a seven-day average of the brand-new coronavirus cases tape-recorded daily, the numbers are likewise increasing.
D.C.'s 7-day case average is presently at 54, up from 35 recently. Maryland added approximately 552 cases a day over the previous week, up from 405 the previous week.
Spread is rising in the commonwealth as a whole. Virginia's average jumped the most, from 547 last week to 809 now.
It's driven by increasing new cases in the eastern region, which includes Norfolk and Newport News.
Another uneasy indication for Virginia: The percent of positive test results is climbing. Virginia struck a low of percent positive about 2 and a half weeks earlier, with 3 straight days under 6%. In the last couple of days, percent positives are just under 7%.
Hospitalizations in Virginia jumped by 44 to 707. In Maryland, 415 people are currently hospitalized for Covid-19, an increase of 29 from Monday.
Today, 26 homeowners died in Northern Virginia. Seventy died in the remainder of the state.
D.C. has actually counted a fifth day where no locals were discovered to have passed away from coronavirus.
It's great news, however D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser alerted homeowners to stay alert.
Health Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt said that while she mored than happy to see no additional death, infections now could lead to hospitalizations and then deaths later on.
Nesbitt explained deaths and hospitalizations as “lagging indicators.” About two weeks after any increase in cases is discovered, a boost in hospitalizations can be expected to follow. Then, two weeks after that, deaths can follow.
The map below programs the number of coronavirus cases identified per 1,000 homeowners.
Coronavirus Cases in DC
, Maryland and Virginia COVID-19 cases by population in D.C. and by county in Maryland and Virginia
Deadline Approaches for School Options
The due date is fast approaching for households in Fairfax County and Loudoun County to select whether or not they will send their children back to the class in the fall.
Fairfax County Public Schools said households have till July 15 to make their decision between all-online learning or a hybrid strategy in which their children would go to school for a couple of days weekly.
Loudoun County Public Schools said moms and dads have until 8 a.m. Wednesday to select between these 2 options: a hybrid model of 2 days of in-person knowing, with 3 days of virtual knowing– or 100-percent online learning.
- Dozens of Loudoun County teachers rallied on Monday, stating they do not feel safe returning for in-school instruction. Read more. School nurses in Prince George's County feel they are being overlooked of the discussion about returning to school. Here's more. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice moved Monday to close bars in the state's largest college town and reimpose constraints on large gatherings as coronavirus cases rise to record levels. Read more. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan weighed in on how schools need to manage resuming in the fall. Here's more. Montgomery County Public Schools launched a draft of its resuming plan for the approaching school year on Saturday. Here are
the information. Reopening Tracker
- D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says more information on school reopenings could be announced Thursday.
- Virginia got in stage three resuming on July 1, loosening up restrictions on restaurants, shops, fitness centers and swimming pools. But Gov. Northam stated more constraints could be carried out if cases continue to grow.
- Prince George's County went into complete phase two on June 23, permitting the MGM Casino and health clubs to reopen. Washington, D.C., went into stage 2 on June 22, permitting indoor dining, gyms, libraries and houses of worship to reopen with constraints.
- Montgomery County went into stage two on June 19, resuming with constraints health clubs, holy places, indoor dining and retail.
- Maryland entered phase 2 of resuming on June 10, permitting indoor dining, outside pools and outside amusements to resume.
How to Stay Safe
There are methods to reduce your threat of capturing coronavirus. Here are the CDC standards.
- Anybody over the age of 2 should use a mask or face covering. Keep it over your nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often. When you do, scrub with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. As a backup, utilize hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Prevent close contact with anyone who lives outside your home. That suggests remaining six feet away from anybody outside your circle, even if you're wearing masks.
- Constantly cover coughs and sneezes.
- Tidy and decontaminate frequently touched surfaces.
Sophia Barnes, Andrea Swalec and Anisa Holmes added to this report